Rebecca Cummins


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Affiliation(s):


  • University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Job Title:


  • Associate Professor

Bio:


  • ISEA2011

    Rebecca Cumminsexplores the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena, (often referencing the history of science and optical devices); works have incorporated rainbow machines, paranoid dinner table devices, video rifles, photographs, video, sundials and site-specific portable camera obscuras. Exhibitions include the Biennale of Seville (2008), Spain; The Shenzhen Institute of Fine Art, Shenzhen, China (2008); Zendai MOMA (2008), Shanghai Biennale (2006); KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (ISEA2004); the South Australia Biennale (2001) and Steambot, Kirkland Art Center (2011).  In 2011 she presented at CAA, NYC; Stanford University Department of Art & Art History (SiCa grant); the University of Chicago Film Studies Lecture Series and the Exploratorium, San Franciscos.  Her Aperture Skylight Sundial is permanently installed in the Montlake Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Rebecca is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

    ISEA1994

    Rebecca Cummins was born in Iowa, USA, 1957 and has resided in Sydney, Australia since 1986. She is a lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and has just completed a 6-month artist-in-residency in London through an Overseas Development Grant from the Visual Arts Crafts Board of the Australia Council.


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Current Location:


  • Seattle, United States of America

Role(s) at the symposia over the years: